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Topsy-Turvy Apple Pie Recipe

Topsy-Turvy Apple Pie

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"This unique double-crusted apple pie is inverted after baking so that the brown sugar and pecan layer is on top."

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Spread butter or margarine evenly on bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Press pecans, rounded side down, into butter layer. Pat brown sugar evenly over nuts, then lay one pastry shell over brown sugar layer.
  3. Place apples in a large bowl and sprinkle with lemon juice.
  4. In a small bowl combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Mix well. Toss mixture with apples, coating thoroughly.
  5. Spread apples into pie plate. Cover apples with second pastry shell. Crimp edges of pastry and make steam vents in top.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 50 minutes. Cool 5 minutes then place serving plate over top of pie; invert pie onto plate. Carefully remove pie pan. Serve warm or cool.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 14, 2006

Fairly easy to make, unique pie but wonderful flavor & rave reviews from everyone. Hint: dont let the pie cool too much before you flip it as becomes impossible to remove from the pan. If this happens, put it back in the oven just long enough to soften the sugars back up and flip it quickly!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 30, 2004

top (or bottom), the flipped side, didn't cook for me. Just a doughy mess. Not too flavorful.


24 Ratings

Nov 23, 2006

I tried this recipe because we were tired of plain old apple pie. It is so good. This has become a family tradition for the holidays! I don't know who came up with this recipe, but THANK YOU!

Oct 06, 2003

This recipe turned out great. The apple mixture wasn't overly sweet, so it went really well with the candied pecans. If you aren't worried about presentation, you can use crumbled pecans (like I did because I had to shell them) and it tastes just as yummy!

Jun 25, 2010

Awesome concept and a scrumptious, gooey addition to an apple pie that took it over the top! Made this pie last night by happenstance. I had a ruined pie crust/dough and needed to disguise it and voila! A delicious find. This pie was enjoyed by everyone who tried it this morning. A girl who loves apple pie and who I actually made it for said,"This is the best apple pie! Ever!" I didn't follow the recipe exactly; I used another recipe for the pie crusts; pre-cooked the thinly sliced(1/8") Granny Smith apples and the ingredients for 15 mins over med/low heat and then cooled. Tasted it for its sweetness and sprinkled another 1/4c. brown sugar. I generally drain the filling, so it's not runny/slimey, which I find so prevalent in many pies. It's a process, but I will make it again for Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing cmsassman!

Sep 22, 2003

The candied pecans are delicious!

Nov 01, 2008

This is a great alternative to traditional apple pies! My family loved it and said it was a keeper!!! I've made it a few times and found real butter spreads more easily in the bottom of the pie plate than margarine.

Mar 22, 2007

This was GREAT! Absolutely delicious!!


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  • Calories
  • 435 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 62 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 21.3 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 4.3 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 299 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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